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In this issue:

COMMENT
"And the Oscar Goes to", by Hendrik Hertzberg: Will Avatar be hurt by a new voting scheme?

THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Irony 101", by Ben McGrath: Yale's latest recruitment video.

A REPORTER AT LARGE
"The Trial", by Jane Mayer: Eric Holder and the battle over Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

ANNALS OF ANTHROPOLOGY
"Drinking Games", by Malcolm Gladwell: Culture and customs help shape the way alcohol affects us.

THE THEATRE
"The Way of Her Flesh", by Hilton Als: Reviews of Time Stands Still and The Jackie Look.

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